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THE FESTIVAL

The Madeira Film Festival is non competitive, as opposed to filmmakers vying for the ‘best’ film, each attending delegate will become the Ambassador of the Laurissilva Forest ( an endemic species of trees found on Madeira. We attempt to screen impinging films to both a local audience and island visitors, should the exhibiting filmmaker be present the audience may have the opportunity to journey further into the film via a Q and A session.

The festival has now completed it’s 5th edition with many previous guests returning. We are a small, intimate festival but relationships both personal and industrial are forged easily by virtue of the location.

MFF also presents  various events which compliment the week including fashion, plays, gala dinner and  excursions to the Laurissilva Forest.

FESTIVAL TRAILER

THE VENUE

The Madeira Film Festival is staged between Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel and the Municipal Theatre. All films are screened in the theatre while most of the workshops, fashion show, gala dinner and cocktail drinks are held at Reid’s.

The Municipal Theatre  ( Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias ) is indeed a  most aesthetically pleasing venue, we consider ourselves very lucky to present the films here in the centre of Funchal, the theatre holds up to 300 persons.

Reid’s Palace Hotel is synonymous  with grandeur, Sir Winston Churchill & afternoon tea amongst other delights, previous noteworthy guests include Sir George Bernard Shaw, Roger Moore and the  Swedish Royal Family.  Perched on a cliff offering splendid views over Funchal, Reid’s is indeed considered to be one of Europe’s finest hotel establishments.

FESTIVAL BROCHURE

FORUM MADEIRA SCREENINGS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2017

Tickets : 3.00 Euros. Available at Teatro Municipal Balthazar Dias.

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS. April 18th 9.00 pm.

SHORTS PROGRAM 1. April 19th 2.00 pm

THE WASTING. April 19th 4.00 pm

THE VERSE OF US. April 19th. 6.30 pm

THE HAND MAIDEN. April 19th 9.00 pm

SHORTS PROGRAM 2. April 20th 2.00 pm

RAMS. April 20th 4.00 pm

YOU NEVER HAD IT : AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI. April 20th 6.30 pm

IN DUBIOUS BATTLE. April 20th 9.00pm

SHORTS PROGRAM 3. April 21st 2.00 pm

LITTLE MEN. April 21st. 4.00 pm

THE PEARL BUTTON. April 21st 6.30 pm

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. April 21st 9.00 pm

OVELHAS E LOBOS. Sabado 22nd. 11.00am.

THE SOURCE OF LIFE. April 22nd 2.00 pm

EYES OF MY MOTHER. April 22nd 4.00 pm

JUIIETTA. April 22. 6.30 pm

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP. April 22nd 9.00 pm

GREEN HORSE RUSTLERS. April 23rd 2.00 pm

AMA SAN. April 23rd 4.00 pm.

DELÍRIO EM LAS VEDRAS. April 23rd 6.30 pm

AQUARIUS. April 23rd 9.00 pm

EVENT TIMETABLE 2017

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FESTIVAL TEAM

Aitken Pearson
Founding Director
Likes : Neil Young & Crazy Horse and drinking coffee in Lviv.
Elsa Gouveia
Festival Manager.
Likes : To be surrounded with possibility thinkers and to walk alone by seashore.
Pedro Pão
Distributor Liaison
Likes : Tom Waits and camping.
Isabel Dantas
Sponsorship procurement & diplomatic relations.
Likes : Engaging with people and talking on the telephone.
Daniel Wallner
Technical Assistance.
Likes: Automobiles, sushi, apps and gadgets.